English Historical Linguistics 2008

Selected papers from the fifteenth International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL 15), Munich, 24-30 August 2008

Volume II: Words, texts and genres

| Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
| Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
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The fifteen papers selected for Volume II of English Historical Linguistics 2008 have a different emphasis than those in Volume I (CILT 314, Lenker et al. 2010). Nine concentrate on the development of the English vocabulary and six on historical text linguistics, including the development of text-types and of politeness strategies. Of those in the former group, three have their emphasis on etymology, three on semantic fields, and three on word-formation, although some cover more than one of these areas. The topics include: the treatment of etymological problems in the OED; deverbal derivations formed from native verbs and from loan-verbs; the role of metaphor and metonymy in the evolution of word-fields. The field of historical text linguistics is introduced by a general survey, which is followed by more specific studies focussing on 15th-century legal and administrative texts from Scotland, on early 15th-century women’s mystical writings, on medical recipes from the 16th to the 18th centuries and on pauper letters from 18th-century Essex.

The book should appeal to scholars interested in English etymology, the history of semantic fields and of word-formation, as well as in historical text linguistics, politeness strategies and standardization. It provides not only theoretical considerations but also a wealth of case studies.

[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 324]  2012.  xviii, 271 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Foreword & acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Editors’ introduction: Explaining the development of the English vocabulary and analyzing characteristic features of English text types
Part I. Etymology
Etymology and the OED : The uses of etymology in a historical dictionary
Philip Durkin
On the etymological relationships of wank, swank, and wonky
Paul S. Cohen
Base etymology in the historical thesauri of deverbatives in English
Michael Bilynsky
Part II. Semantic fields
The global organization of the English lexicon and its evolution
Mieko Ogura and William S-Y. Wang
Repayment and revenge: Metaphorical or metonymic links between two semantic fields
Carole Hough
Semantic change in the domain of the vocabulary of Christian clergy
Sylwester Lodej
Part III. Word-formation
Abstract noun ‘suffixes’ and text type in Old English
Anne-Christine Gardner
The lexicalisation of syncope: Derivational affixes in West Saxon adjectives
Penelope Thompson
Oriented -ingly adjuncts in Late Modern English
Cristiano Broccias
Part IV. Textlinguistics, text types, politeness
Historical text linguistics: Investigating language change in texts and genres
Thomas Kohnen
Repetitive and therefore fixed? Lemmatic bundles and text-type standardisation in 15th-century administrative Scots
Joanna Kopaczyk
Politeness strategies in Late Middle English women’s mystical writing
Fumiko Yoshikawa
A diachronic discussion of extenders in English remedies found in the Corpus of Early English Recipes (1350–1850)
Ivalla Ortega Barrera
“It is with a trembling hand I beg to intrude this letter” Politeness in the pauper letters of 18th century England
Krisda Chaemsaithong
Genre analysis: Changes in Research Article introductions
Gordana Dimkovic-Telebakovic
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Hough, Carole
2013. Kathryn Allan and Justyna A. Robinson (eds.), Current methods in historical semantics (Topics in English Linguistics 73). Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter Mouton, 2012. Pp. viii + 347. ISBN 978-3-11-025288-0; e-ISBN 978-3-11-025290-3.. English Language and Linguistics 17:3  pp. 591 ff. Crossref logo

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